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The Daily Dispatch: February 18, 1862., [Electronic resource], Sketch of
Sketch of Edenton. --Edenton is quite a flourishing little town of some one thousand seven hundred inhabitants. It is a post town, a port of entry, and capital or Chowan county, North Carolina, and is situated at the head of Eqenton bay, which opens into Albemarle Sound, a little below the mouth of Chowan river, one hundred and fifty miles east of Raleigh. It is one of the principal towns in the Northeastern part of the State, carries on considerable trade, and is only sixty six miles south of Norfolk, Va. In June, 1852 one thousand six hundred and forty tons of shipping were owned and employed in the coast trade, and during that year three schooners, with an aggregate burthen of two hundred and fifteen tons, were built. Edenton was settled in 1716, and contains a splendid court-house, a jail, two churches--one Episcopal and one Methodist--an academy, and one printing office issuing a weekly newspaper.
The Daily Dispatch: February 20, 1862., [Electronic resource], To the soldiers from
South Carolina in the army of the Potomac. (search)
The enemy in Edenton bay. Col. Wm. J. Clark, of the 24th Regiment North Carolina State Troops, writes us that on the night of the 18th instant he received intelligence, by a courier from Winton, on Chowan river, that five of the enemy's ves were in Edenton bay, but that they were making no attempt to land. From the same source, we have a contradiction of the report that an attempt had been made to burn Weldon bridge. Colonel Clarke says the bridge is carefully and completely guarded. It will be recollected that we did not state that an attempt was made to burn the bridge. Our information was derived from a Government agent on the railroad between Petersburg and Weldon, who distinctly declared that he saw the evidences of the attempt to cut the girders of the bridge, and that the train was detained full fifteen minutes in order is make the necessary and proper examinations before proceeding to cross it.
The Daily Dispatch: February 22, 1862., [Electronic resource], The
Yankees abroad. (search)
The enemy again up the Chowan river — a skirmish — C. H. Foster killed. Norfolk, Feb. 21. --The Federal forces again ascended the Chowan river on yesterday, to Winton, with several gunboats and a large number of troops. The Confederates opened a heavy fire upon them, killing and wounding a number of them. Some of the Yankees landed and burnt the town. The Southerners retired. Our loss is said to be two men and two horses killed. The humbug Congressman, C. H. Foster, was among the up the Chowan river — a skirmish — C. H. Foster killed. Norfolk, Feb. 21. --The Federal forces again ascended the Chowan river on yesterday, to Winton, with several gunboats and a large number of troops. The Confederates opened a heavy fire upon them, killing and wounding a number of them. Some of the Yankees landed and burnt the town. The Southerners retired. Our loss is said to be two men and two horses killed. The humbug Congressman, C. H. Foster, was among the Yankees k
The Daily Dispatch: August 6, 1862., [Electronic resource], The skirmish near
Cox's Mill. (search)
The Daily Dispatch: August 13, 1862., [Electronic resource], [correspondence of the
Richmond Dispatch.] (search)
The Daily Dispatch: August 27, 1862., [Electronic resource], From the
The Daily Dispatch: November 14, 1862., [Electronic resource], From
Eastern North Carolina
From Eastern North Carolina. On Sunday last a gunboat of the enemy ascended the Tar river to within one mile of Greenville, Pitt county, where it stopped and transferred some artillery to a flat-boat, which moved up to the town, and without opposition or resistance, the party on board, about eighty in number, took possession — They remained in the town some two hours, during which time they partially destroyed the bridge across Tar river, and retired, carrying off with them since of the citizens of the place. The town is now in possession of our forces, and all is quiet. Nov. Vance is said to be in possession of official his gence that the Yankees have left Plymouth. They are reported to have made for Chowan river, and this, taken in connection with their withdraws from Greenville, has given rise to the suspicion that their real arm is Weldon or Petersburg.
The Daily Dispatch: December 31, 1862., [Electronic resource], The enemy's gunboats in the
The enemy's gunboats in the Chowan. A gentleman who passed through Raleigh on Sunday last, who had been spending some days on the Chowan river and Albemarle Sound, in Bertie county. N. C., represents that an unusual number of gunboats were in the river and in the Sound near to its mouth. He further states that these gunboats had visited all the saw mills on the waters, and had carried off a large quantity of sawed lumber. This lumber, it is conjectured, is to be used in planking up the sides of their boats, so as to protect the men on them from the fire of our sharpshooters.
The Daily Dispatch: March 9, 1863., [Electronic resource], Progress of the war. (search)
Prison Items. --Thirteen Yankee prisoners were brought to the Lith Prison at 3 o'clock Sunday morning from Chattanooga, Tenn. The lot included one deserter and private Peter La Duke, of the 21st Wisconsin, who was captured at Vicksburg on the 1st of February. Seven prisoners were received on Saturday from Chowan, N. C.--Jacob. Wagner, of Co. K, 14th La., was put in Castle Thunder yesterday, charged with robbery.